Tethered Balloon Rides, Bungee jumping, climbing wall, and an inflatable slide are available to participants along with daily hot air balloon rides during the three day event. Purchase balloon ride tickets online or at the site.
Flight take place early morning and late afternoon depending on the winds. In the evening there will be balloon glow events.
The admission fee for the weekend is $12. for an adult, good for the entire event, and $5. for children 6-12. Children under 6 free, seniors $10.
Parking is available on the green for an additional small fee. Limited RV parking is available on the green.
Quechee is near Colonial Woodstock, a village with a population of 3,500 set in farm country of rolling hills where farmers produce milk, cheese, and maple syrup.
The area offers crafts artists, equine eventing, simulated fox hunts, and elegant shops.
Antique covered bridges and postcard-like farms attract artists and photographers, others come for the golf, tennis, and museums
Equestrian events attract horse owners to Woodstock. May and July see the Green Mountain Horse Association's Hunter Jumper shows in South Woodstock and weekends bring equestrian events.
The end of August brings the Annual Scottish Festival with bagpipe music, Scottish fiddles, Celtic harp, and Scottish dancing along with sheep herding dogs and a road race that requires kilts.
The villagers have preserved the old houses and three covered bridges, two date to the mid 1800s.
The annual Quechee Vermont Balloon Festival combines a crafts fair with the flights of over 20 balloons that lift of each morning and afternoon, weather permitting, from the Quechee Town Green near the Simon Pierce Glassworks.
The crafts fair includes over 60 artisans and food booths, music stages with country, bluegrass and Cajun music, parachute demonstration team, performing dogs, train rides, and animal demonstrations for children.
Woodstock Vermont Hot Air Balloons
Balloon Festival, Quechee Vermont
Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival, Vermont Crafts Fair
October brings the changing of the leaves to Woodstock. From the Village Green beside the river, balloons fly passengers all season down the river and into the Quechee Gorge. Morning flights usually follow the river southeast then fly up over route 4 and descend into the mile-long water-cut canyon billed locally as Vermont's Grand Canyon. Morning flights fly above the Gorge giving passengers a great view. Afternoon flights will follow the river through farm country and over the ski mountain to the northwest.
Woodstock Vermont Food and craft Festival
Getting to Woodstock: Traveling by air, the nearest international airport is Boston's Logan Airport (BOS) where you can rent a car for the trip north. Follow Route 93 North as it goes through the city of Boston towards Manchester, NH. North of Manchester pick up Route 89 north to Lebanon NH and White River Junction Vermont. Then take Rout 4 to Woodstock, VT
Quechee Vermont Balloon Rides
On the third week of June each year, hot Air Balloons gather in Quechee Vermont near Woodstock, to fly from the Quechee Green and float along the river and over the farms and fields. The Balloons fly twice a day during the Balloon and Crafts Festival.
Hot air Balloon Festival
and Crafts Fair, Mid June,
During the Vermont Festival the balloons fly twice daily from the Quechee Green